Only the innocence of kids can solicit a smile which you cherish for long. Today in the mall we were in a lineup for coffee, near the escalator that was for riding downwards. And a little boy, I think he must have been 4 or 5 year old, was at the end of the escalator pulling the side rail like a rope as it was rolling down.
It was great fun for the kid who was just playing with the side rail, but for the lookers-on it did give an impression that the kid was moving the escalator down. I was almost reminded of the managers at work who think they are running the show and are indispensable, and if they were not there, the roll of daily events, the normal business would stop. The leaders, the driving force. They walk fast in the hallways, run from one meeting to another and are often attending emails while in meetings. The busy bees.
Some time mundane things throw great analogies.